Now in its 12th year, the Great Grapes! Food and Wine Festival features 220 wines from 20 wineries, as well as live music, food, arts and crafts and a free area for the kids.
11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary; $20-$49; uncorkthefun.com
SPCA’s K9-3K walk
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You can register to walk ($35) – with your dog – and raise money for this great group, or just hang out downtown and enjoy the food trucks, beer garden (all proceeds go to SPCA), dog contests, microchipping, Family Fun Zone and much more.
For those just hanging, a donation is appreciated.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; Moore Square Park, 200 S. Blount St., Raleigh; spcawake.org
Belly dancing for geeks
And now for something completely different. The League of Extraordinary Bellydancers will perform their “Geektastic!” show featuring themes from “Harry Potter,” “Star Trek,” “Doctor Who” and “Game of Thrones.”
7 p.m. Saturday; PSI Theatre, 120 Morris St., Durham; $16-$20; leagueofextraordinarybellydancers.com
Chow on Chatham
In addition to more than 15 trucks, Cary’s spring food truck event, Chatham Street Chowdown, will also feature a beer and wine garden and live local music.
The event is free, but the food trucks are not.
Noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday; West Chatham Street between Academy and North Harrison, downtown Cary; townofcary.org
And all that jazz
The Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble features advanced high school musicians who study and perform the best of big-band jazz. This show will feature Duke Ellington compositions, a variety of big-band music from the swing era, and even some Latin jazz.
2 p.m. Sunday; N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh; free; ncmuseumofhistory.org